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Samsung Series 9 NP900X3B

Samsung Series 9 NP900X3B

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82 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
82

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

With a smart design, fast boot-up and long battery life, the Series 9 is among the best Ultrabooks you can buy right now.

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82 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
82

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

82
 

User Reviews

90
carranzam
Extremely pleased with the Samsung Series 9. Samsung did not fill the hard...read more
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Score Breakdown

 
79
Average Critic Score
 
80
TechRadar
Indeed, for anyone who wants portable style, the only decision is this or the MacBook Air - but you won't be choosing this on price.
 
100
Expert Reviews
This updated Series 9 feels like the version we should have got last year – it has vastly superior build quality, an improved screen and a more sensible chassis layout that makes it feel every inch the premium product it should be.
 
70
CNET UK
If you want a Windows laptop to impress the boardroom and you have enough money to buy Greece, then the new Series 9 is worth checking out, but it doesn't quite live up to its high price.
 
90
TrustedReviews
The Samsung Series 9 900X3B is not just the thinnest, lightest 13in laptop in the world, but it’s also the best-looking, best sounding ultraportable we’ve come across...Overall Samsung’s latest ultraportable is worth every penny of its premium price.
 
60
NotebookReview
If you want a slim, light and stylish notebook with a high quality, high resolution display then the 13-inch Samsung Series 9 must be on your shortlist. If you value the display above everything else, then there’s very little competition.
 
70
PC Pro
Although it’s the most desirable Ultrabook we’ve yet seen, we can’t help feeling tempted to opt for a MacBook Air, a copy of Windows 7 and a handful of change. It’s good, but not quite good enough.
 
80
Engadget
With a smart design, fast boot-up and long battery life, the Series 9 is among the best Ultrabooks you can buy right now.

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